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“Strong Hearts to the Front”

February 7, 2017

Water protectors at Standing Rock have shared this video as a call to action, inviting all “strong hearts” to travel to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota and join them in the struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Read More | Water Protectors at Standing Rock: “Strong Hearts to the Front” | Mask Magazine

 

There is no doubt that this repression represents a larger strategy by the State to quell dissent.

February 3, 2017

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There is no doubt that this repression represents a larger strategy by the State to quell dissent. Anti-protest bills have been proposed in 10 states, and seek to criminalize First Amendment activity, while Trump’s recently signed executive order on immigration (commonly referred to as the “Muslim ban”) also directly threatens First and Fourth Amendment rights. Continuing in the spirit of our last 80 years, the NLG will continue to fight against repression and for the people’s right to dissent.

Read More | “NLG Calls on DC Prosecutors to Drop All Charges against J20 Demonstrators, Legal Observers and Journalists” | National Lawyers Guild

 

“Improper sentencing orders. Status sheets being wrong. Oppression towards the inmates,” the voice continued.

February 1, 2017

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Among the inmates’ demands were prison reforms and better living conditions.

“Improper sentencing orders. Status sheets being wrong. Oppression towards the inmates,” the voice continued.

“They just got to the point where they’re fed up,” he said. “If DOC is worried about the officers and not their demands, if nothing changes, I guarantee there will be another hostage situation in a different building.”

Read More | “Prison siege enters 13th hour; more hostages released” | Brittany Horn, Esteban Parra and Adam Duvernay| The News Journal

 

Make no mistake, the corporations leading the gig economy and the sharing economy will never be a part of the resistance.

January 31, 2017
Parisian taxi driver strike to protest Uber, via Newsweek
Parisian taxi drivers strike to protest Uber, via Newsweek

Make no mistake, the corporations leading the gig economy and the sharing economy will never be a part of the resistance. Backed by billions of dollars in Wall Street funding, these companies, including Uber and Lyft, are upending labor standards for which workers have spent centuries fighting. Sharing is the new euphemism for worker exploitation, meaning that workers share the scraps after corporations loot profits. Even as these corporations make million-dollar pledges today, they still refuse to abide by Minimum Wage laws.

Read More | “NYTWA STATEMENT ON #DeleteUber” | NY Taxi Workers Alliance

For more, Biju Mathew’s ethnography of the political organizing among New York Taxi drivers: “Taxi!: Cabs and Capitalism in New York City”.

 

The crowd encompassed the police.

January 27, 2017

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The small army that had just kettled hundreds of people were now themselves surrounded. The crowd encompassed the police. While the cops slowly processed the detained protesters, the outer force yelled anti-police chants and messages of solidarity to everyone inside the kettle. Pepper spray, tear gas, and flashbang grenades shot out again.

Read More | “on the ground at the anti-inauguration riots” | Ash Jegroo | Mask Magazine